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2016-17

Cinema Studies Commencement Ceremony 2017

Jun 18, 12:30 pm
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Congratulations to the students participating in the Cinema Studies Commencement Ceremony!

Its a Wrap

The Cinema Studies Program will hold its commencement ceremony: 

 Sunday, June 18, 2017 – 12:30 pm – 156 Straub Hall

Reception immediately following the ceremony in the same location.  

 Please read here for important information on registering to participate in the Cinema Studies ceremony, applying to graduate, ordering regalia and honors cords, and important day-of-event information.

Information on the UO Main Commencement Ceremony on  Monday, June 19, 2017 is available here

 

Free screening of “Chevalier” and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

May 17, 7:00 pm
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Cinema Studies Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Presents:

CHEVALIER Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

​Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 7:00 pm

EMU 214 Redwood Auditorium

Free and open to the community

UO students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free screening of Chevalier followed by a Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

2015. 105 Minutes.  Not Rated.

Chevalier (2015)

105 Minutes – Not Rated

Chevalier is set in the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, where six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals, but at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the winner will wear the victorious signet ring: the “Chevalier.”  Chevalier is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and stars Yorgos Kendros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mourikis, Makis Papadimitriou, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, and Sakis Rouvas.  Chevalier was the official selection at the Locarno Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival and was the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2017 Academy Awards®.

Meet the Filmmaker:  Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina Rachel Tsangari holds a B.A. from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas, Austin. Through a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker (1991), Tsangari was introduced to cinema and since the mid-nineties has been steadily producing original work as a director, producer, and production designer.

Tsangari’s first short film, Fit, was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Her first feature, The Slow Business of Going, a sci-fi film shot in nine cities across the world on a small budget, is now in the permanent film collection of the MoMA. Her second feature, Attenberg, premiered in the main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for its lead, Ariane Labed. In 2015, her feature Chevalier was part of the Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival and is the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards® in 2017.

Funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment

Thank you to our cosponsors:  Art and Technology Program, CSWS Women of Color Project, European Studies Program, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies

Free Screening of “Attenberg” and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

May 11, 7:00 pm
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Cinema Studies Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Series Presents:

Attenberg Screening and Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – 7:00 pm

Bijou Art Cinemas (492 East 13th Avenue)

Free and open to the community

UO students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free screening of Attenberg followed by a Q&A with Director Athina Rachel Tsangari.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  

Priority seating at 6:15 p.m. with UO ID – Community seating at 6:30 p.m.

2010.  95 Minutes.  Not Rated.

Attenberg (2010)

2010 – 95 Minutes – Not Rated

Greece’s Official Entry for the Academy Awards®, Attenberg is a wonderfully deadpan, surprisingly touching coming-of-age story. 23-year-old Marina lives in a small, factory town by the sea where she passes her time watching Sir David Attenborough’s nature programs, listening to the proto-punk songs of Suicide, goofing with her only friend Bella, and tending to her ailing father. When a visiting engineer comes to town, the two form a tentative relationship that pushes Marina into contact with the strange and complex world of adulthood. Critically acclaimed, Attenberg is a sincere and humorous look at life’s defining moments.  Attenberg is directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari and stars Ariane Labed (winner Best Actress Venice International Film Festival), Vangelis Mourikis, Evangelia Randou, Yorgos Lanthimos (Academy Award®-nominated Dogtooth director).  Attenberg was the official selection at Sundance Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, AFI Film Festival.

“Boldly Conceived! ” – Slant Magazine

“Original! Fearless!” – San Francisco Chronicle

“Dryly Humorous” – Time Out New York

“Rare, Brave and Stirring!” – The Wall Street Journal

“Stunning!” – LA Weekly

“Invigorating!” –Indiewire

“Superbly Calibrated” – The Village Voice

“A Major Achievement” – The Hollywood Reporter

Meet the Filmmaker:  Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina Rachel Tsangari holds a B.A. from the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an M.A. in Performance Studies from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Film Directing from the University of Texas, Austin. Through a small role in Richard Linklater’s seminal film Slacker (1991), Tsangari was introduced to cinema and since the mid-nineties has been steadily producing original work as a director, producer, and production designer.

Tsangari’s first short film, Fit, was a finalist in the Student Academy Awards. Her first feature, The Slow Business of Going, a sci-fi film shot in nine cities across the world on a small budget, is now in the permanent film collection of the MoMA. Her second feature, Attenberg, premiered in the main competition at the 2010 Venice Film Festival, where it won the Best Actress Award for its lead, Ariane Labed. In 2015, her feature Chevalier was part of the Official Competition at the Locarno Film Festival and is the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards® in 2017.

Funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment

Thank you to our cosponsors:  Art and Technology Program, CSWS Women of Color Project, European Studies Program, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies

The Highway, Automobility and New Promises in 1960s Bombay Cinema

Apr 25, 4:00 pm
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Ranjani Mazumdar, Professor of Cinema Studies from School of Arts and Aesthetics of Jawaharlal Nohru University will give this lecture.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

4:00 pm

Knight Library Browsing Room

For more information, please read here.

“Black Girl in Suburbia” Film Screenings and Panel Discussions

Apr 13, 5:30 pmApr 14, 5:00 pm
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A Documentary by Melissa Lowery

After a screening of her award-winning documentary Black Girl in Suburbia, Melissa Lowery joins a panel of UO faculty (Thursday) and undergraduate students (Friday) to discuss what racial inclusivity means at predominantly white institutions—from K-12 schools to college classrooms. What classroom experiences support—and undermine—a sense of belonging and academic achievement for the students of color in our classrooms? How do faculty create conditions in which it’s possible for students to learn from one another across differences and allow for shifts in students’ perspectives?

These conversations are part of a two-day symposium focused on Lowery’s 55-minute documentary film, which explores the experience of Black women who grew up in predominantly white communities around Oregon. Join us for this special chance to discuss the racial dynamics that shape academic environments in dialogues that will center the voices and experiences of faculty and students of color.

 

Black Girl in Suburbia Screening and Q&A

Featuring Director Melissa Lowery in conversation with Sangita Gopal (Associate Professor, English), Lisa Mazzei (Associate Professor, Education Studies), Veratta Pegram-Floyd (Student Services Assistant Director, Cinema Studies), Doneka Scott (Associate Vice Provost for Student Success)

Thursday, April 13, 2017

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

282 Lillis Hall especially for UO students, open to the public

Free and open to the public

 

Black Girl in Suburbia Screening and Conversation about Inclusive Teaching

Featuring Director Melissa Lowery and UO Student Panel

Friday, April 14, 2017

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

129 McKenzie Hall especially for teachers

Free and open to the public

 

Learn more about the film:  http://www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com.

Hosted by the English Department & Writing Composition Program with support from the College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Undergraduate Studies, Teaching Engagement Program, Oregon Humanities Center, English Department Diversity Committee, Folklore Department, Cinema Studies, Ethnic Studies, Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence, Division of Equity and Inclusion, EMU Center for Student Involvement’s The Be Series, the Women of Color Faculty Group, and the Black Student Union

 

Schnitzer Cinema Presents: “Same Streets, Different Worlds” and Skype Q&A with Jem Cohen

Apr 12, 7:00 pm
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Two short films by the great street cinematographer Jem Cohen, NYC Weights and Measures (2005, 5.5 minutes) and Little Flags (2000, 6 minutes), will be accompanied by a selection of episodes from Cohen’s Gravity Hill Newsreels

These short newsreels poetically documented the Occupy Wall Street movement. They demonstrated how the protestors transformed the urban landscape, taking once unremarkable “privately owned public spaces” and transforming them into truly public “agoras” — vibrant, unpredictable, open-air gatherings that cut across socio-economic barriers and made for some of the liveliest “street theater” New York City had ever seen.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7:00 p.m.

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part by UO’s Office of Academic Affairs.

What is Life? Conference

Apr 6Apr 8
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Lifestyles • Lifeworlds • Lifeworks

April 6-8, 2017

University of Oregon in Portland

The seventh annual “What is…? ” conference-experience will engage communication, media, and nature by examining everyday life — our lifeworks and lifestyles — emphasizing the lifeworlds (environments) we live in. It will investigate how communication/media constitute and permeate all avenues and forms of life — from scale, pace, and pattern to the public, private, and organic. By building bridges through multidisciplinary networks, the event emphasizes how communication is instrumental in and for living systems. What is life and how is life mediated?

What is Life? (2017) builds on last year’s conference, What is Media? (2016), expanding a transdisciplinary notion of medium/media with special attention to its material, historical, and ecological ramifications. It marks the second collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences (physical and life sciences) and the arts.

The experience will bring together scholars, government and community officials, industry professionals, alumni and students, as well as scientists, artists, filmmakers, grassroots community organizations, and the public. We welcome submissions for plenary speakers, roundtables, paper presentations, installations, and special events. A wide range of possible topics and potential themes can be found at the online at the  Call for Proposals.

For more information, visit the What Is Life website.

Free Coffee Break + Doughnuts and Snacks! Monday of Finals Week!

Mar 20, 10:00 pm
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Bookworms can jump start finals week Monday, March 20th from 10 pm to Midnight with free coffee, tea, and snacks from UO Libraries.  

Also, there’s a chance to win doughnuts from Voodoo Doughnut!

Monday, March, 20, 2017

10 pm – Midnight

Knight Library Browsing Room

How to win Voodoo Doughnuts

  • Folllow UO Libraries and UO Cinema Studies on Twitter (@uocinema and @uolibraries)
  • During the coffee break, we will hold a drawing every half hour
  • UO Libraries will DM the winners using Twitter

Courtesy of University of Oregon Libraries and the Cinema Studies Program

Schnitzer Cinema continues with “A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff”

Mar 8, 7:00 pm
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A live musical theater and media performance by Alicia Jo Rabins

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

7 p.m.

EMU Redwood Auditorium

“A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff” is an original music theater work by acclaimed Portland-based indie rocker, poet, and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins. Rabins views Bernie Madoff and the system which allowed him to function through the lens of ancient Jewish and Buddhist texts on financial ethics, ecology, and cycles. Rabins’ wide palette includes electro-acoustic music, documentary theatre, meditative poetry, and film. Cosponored by the University of Oregon School of Law. Department of Judaic Studies, and the Oregon Humanities Center. Schnitzer Cinema is made possible in part by UO’s Office of Academic Affairs.

For more information, please visit the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art website.

Kristen Gallerneaux Presentation “Sonic Spectres”

Mar 7, 6:30 pm
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Media historian, folklorist, and artist Kristen Gallerneaux will present her illustrated lecture Sonic Spectres

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

6:30 pm.

Lawrence Hall Room 166

Free and open to the public

Uniting esoteric histories, acoustics, and place, she will share a decade of accumulated historic and artistic research including artifacts found in her collections as a museum curator, fieldwork from “charges landscapes,” trace elements of the material and audible history of paranormal culture, and objects that shouldn’t exist.

Kristen Gallerneaux is the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at the Henry Ford Museum, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historic technology collections in North America.

For more information, please visit the Folklore Program.